Phuket is well equipped to provide offshore trips making it a centre of tourism in the Andaman sea. Trips can be arranged to see forests and mountains, rocky formations,beaches, coral reefs and fishing. Most of Phuket’s 39 satellite islands are located to the east. Islands of special interest include;-
Ko Racha Yai with its gleaming beaches can be reached by chartered boat from Ao Chalong. It takes about 2-3 hours for the boat trip during off-monsoon season (December-April). Sightseeing services are available from tour operators in town. Accommodation is available.
Noted for its exotic corals is Ko Mai Thon which is also suitable for scuba diving and fishing.
Ko Hei is known for its beautiful beaches and unspoiled corals. The island is about 5 kms. from Hat Rawai. Accommodation is available.
The terrain of Ko Lon is mountainous with flat land along the shore. A ferry leaves Ao Chalong between 8.00-9.00 a.m. Accommodation is available.